Moscow-based company to create an orbiting hotel for space tourists

Seems like the booking of space tourism isn’t that far off.

According to the Associated Press, Moscow-based Orbital Technologies announced its bid to help drive tourism to outer space by building an orbiting hotel in space.

The planned Commercial Space Station can serve as a tourism hub for travelers, and also provide accommodations for astronauts and cosmonauts working on the International Space Station.

Apparently, the “space hotel” will be seven rooms, void of any scientific equipment, and include food prepared by celebrity chefs, who will cook and package the meals before they are sent into space.

The opening of this planned hotel won’t be until at least 2016, but in the meantime, we can all sit and ponder how this will actually work, and who will design the hotel.